NEW host Rylan Clark-Neal is making his debut in the Supermarket Sweep reboot, and it starts tonight on ITV2 TONIGHT.
Previously hosted by the late Dale Winton, the popular game show is expected to stick to its original format, but what time is it on tonight and how can fans apply to appear on the iconic show?
When does it start?
The new and rebooted Supermarket Sweep is returning with its first episode tonight (Monday, September 9, 2019).
Unlike previous seasons, which aired on ITV, it has now moved over to ITV2.
The ninth series will consist of a whopping 20 episodes, and we’re hoping that there’ll be plenty of more seasons to follow.
Is Rylan Clark-Neal hosting Supermarket Sweep?
Yes – Rylan is taking over the reins from the iconic Dale Winton as the flamboyant host.
And it was former X Factor contestant and This Morning’s presenter Rylan who first broke the news of the show’s return to his fans on Twitter, having used a GIF of archive footage from the show to make the announcement.
His caption read: “Been waiting a while to say this but it’s finally time to GO WILD IN THE AISLES ONCE AGAIN!
“Supermarket Sweep is back, and I can’t wait for you to CHECK IT OUT. See you soon on @itv2 #SupermarketSweep”
He also previously talked about his excitement to take on the role in a statement:”It’s a dream come true to step inside this very special supermarket and host one of the most iconic series in television history.
“I am beside myself with excitement and will be going wilder in the aisles than ever before. Fill up your trolley, grab your bag for life and let’s go shopping!”
How have fans reacted to the news?
Following Rylan’s tweet, announcing the return of Supermarket Sweep, fans went absolutely insane on social media, and it almost seemed like many of them were having a nostalgic moment of memories they shared watching the iconic show.
One fan clearly couldn’t contain their excitement when taking to Twitter, saying: “Oh my days!! This is my favourite programme ever!! I cannot wait!!”
“I can’t believe this show is actually coming back! Thank you Rylan for making my day – this was one of my favourite shows growing up, and I’m so grateful that ITV2 had enough faith to bring it back,” another chimed in.
The outpouring love continued as another social media user gushed: “About time that we start getting some good shows back on TV. This was literally the best show as a child, but I hope they stick to the original format.”
In general, it goes without saying that there seems to be a lot of support behind the reboot – people are definitely excited to see Supermarket Sweep make its return to television.
When did the original show get cancelled?
Supermarket Sweep originally ran for exactly eight years from 1993 until 2001.
It was later revived in February, 2017 and officially ended by August, 2007.
It wasn’t until 2017 that FremantleMedia had acquired the rights to the show, later confirming that the series would return in the future.
It took the media giant just under two years to make the announcement that the Supermarket Sweep was coming back – thanks to Rylan.